It takes Debbie finding love across the country for Peter to come to his senses but at least he finally figures out how he feels. The real dilemma at the center of “Your Place of Mine” is simple: Peter might be 20 years too late. On the bright side, while Peter and Debbie navigate this potential change in their relationship, they’ll have lots of help. The film stars Zoë Chao as Peter’s neighbor (who becomes Debbie’s NY wingwoman), with Tig Notaro playing Debbie’s best friend, who provides some much needed wisdom to Peter as he works through his feelings. Steve Zahn, Jesse Williams, Griffin Matthews, Rachel Bloom, Shiri Appleby, and Vella Lovell also star in the film.
“My Place or Yours” marks the directorial debut of Aline Brosh McKenna (screenwriter of “The Devil Wears Prada,” “27 Dresses,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), who also penned the script. For Ashton Kutcher, working with both McKenna and Reese Witherspoon is what made the project such an easy sell. “Through the years, with every romantic comedy that I thought about doing, I would always ask if Reese was available,” he said in a statement. “I’ve wanted to work with her my entire career. And so, when I was approached about this film, I immediately said, Yes.” It’s been a long time coming and based on the trailer, it pays off in spades.
“Your Place or Mine” debuts globally on Netflix on February 10, 2023, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Here’s the official synopsis:
Debbie (Reese Witherspoon) and Peter (Ashton Kutcher) have been best friends for 20 years even though they are total opposites. Practical, risk-averse accountant Debbie craves routine and stability with her son Jack (Wesley Kimmel) in LA; Stylish brand consultant Peter thrives on change in New York City. When they swap houses and lives for a week, they learn they haven’t told each other everything after all and discover what they think they want might not be what they really need.